I'm definitely planning on sewing Butterick 5824 for the fall. I have this amazing fabric; it's an ivory boiled wool with black lace fused on top.
I think it would look smashing in this pattern, especially with a silk lining in a bright jewel tone.
I'm in the middle of yet another big exciting project (more to come on that), so I won't actually be able to start sewing this until the end of the month. Which makes it a perfect sew-along contender! This will give us a few weeks to get our supplies and patterns gathered, and start making muslins.
My plan for this sew-along will be to focus on faster, easier tailoring techniques than I've featured here in the past. I'm especially interested in writing about how to get good shaping results with fusible interfacings, as opposed to pad stitching and hair canvas. (However, I do think this coat needs bound buttonholes, don't you? Luckily there are only two!)
Anyway, let me know in the comments if you'd like to join a sew-along for this pattern. If there's enough interest, I will start planning the schedule and Flickr group. I'd also love to know if anyone is interested in being a volunteer moderator, which would involve commenting on muslins, responding to comments, and the like. I'd also love volunteers to write guest posts on fitting, fabrics, interfacings, and other relevant topics.
I hope you'll sew along with me!
P.S. Katrina of Edelweiss Patterns has already made a coat from this pattern. Doesn't she look amazing in it?